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Successful J1 2 HHR waiver timeline: India

Discussion in 'J-1 Home Residency Requirement' started by Rakesh_ran, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. Rakesh_ran

    Rakesh_ran Registered Users (C)

    I really appreciate this forum for all the help. It has been so helpful in my effort to get a waiver of the 2YHRR of the J visa. I thought it is also good to give back by sharing my experience/timeline. I will be very happy to answer any question.

    It took almost 8 months to get three NOCs from India.
    All documents mailed to DOS by me ---------------------- Feb 10th, 2012
    Form DS-3035 Received --------------------------------- Feb 13th, 2012
    Form DS-2019 Received --------------------------------- Feb 13th, 2012
    Passport Data Page Received ---------------------------- Feb 13th, 2012
    Statement Of Reason Received -------------------------- Feb 13th, 2012
    Fee Received ------------------------------------------- Feb 13th, 2012
    No Objection Statement Received ---------------------- Feb 27th, 2012
    Favorable Recommendation sent by DOS to USCIS -------- Feb 28th, 2012
    Received a copy of DOS fav. recommendation in the mail -- March 5th, 2012
    USCIS received DOS recommendation -------------------- March 5th, 2012
    Received Notice of Action (I-797c) from USCIS ----------- March 9th, 2012
    USCIS approved and mailed waiver (I612) ---------------- March 24th, 2012
    Final waiver approval (I612) received in the mail ---------- March 29th, 2012
  2. swapneel07

    swapneel07 Registered Users (C)


    Can you elaborate on what was your experience in getting the documents from India? Which state did you send them to? Did you follow-up with them? Were the papers sent to you or to the consulate?
  3. Rakesh_ran

    Rakesh_ran Registered Users (C)

    I am from Jharkhand. In Ministry of Human Resource and passport office things were easy. Human Resource sent me the NOC by mail. My friend collected NOC from passport office. But Ministry of Home Jharkhand was very lengthy process. You need to find somebody (friend or relative) to follow-up each and everything. And finally they sent the letter to Indian embassy at DC but gave me a copy. It's good to ask them a copy, you never know.
  4. kalyangoldie

    kalyangoldie New Member

    need help on j1 waiver!!

    hi Rakesh,

    i need a j1 waiver but do not reside in US, I did not complete the 2 yr in India and then moved to Singapore. Can you tell me how to proceed as the embassy sites in US only give instructions for people staying in the US.

    Can you tell me which forms I need to download and send to the passport office, state dept and external affairs etc for the NOC

    Could you please help - Urgent.

  5. ppm1

    ppm1 New Member

    Statement of Reason

    Could you please share your statement of reason?

  6. sayanidasgupta

    sayanidasgupta New Member

    Where to send the NORI application

    I am applying for NORI from USA. My passport is issued from Ranchi and I am also a permanent resident of ranchi. Could you please tell me the address/contact person to whom you sent your application for NORI?
    specifically I would like to know the address/contact person of the home department (govt. of Jharkhand) and the regional passport office ranchi where I should send one copy of the application.
    Please see if you could help.
    Thank you very much

  7. ChuckE

    ChuckE Registered Users (C)

    Successful J-1 Waiver based on No Objection Statement - NIGERIA (2013)


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